• Acetone is a versatile chemical used both in manufacture of plastics and as a solvent.
  • It is a major constituent of such products as nail polish remover, paints, and cleaning fluids.
  • The manufacture of acetone involves formation of an intermediate peroxide compound by oxidation, followed by formation of the final product.
  • When hydrogen gas is reacted with oxygen gas, water is formed as the product.
  • In the course of this reaction, electrons are shifted away from each hydrogen atom and towards the oxygen atom.
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